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Stone found guilty of mother and daughter murders despite forensic and witness worries

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The conviction of the mental patient Michael Stone for the brutal mother and daughter murders was no surprise.

What was concerning was how the conviction on essentially circumstantial evidence was obtained so quickly - just 17 days - when there were few forensics and substantial concerns over Stone’s supposed prison confessions to various criminals.

Only a week later one of those prisoners confessed himself, telling a tabloid that he’d told the jury ‘a pack of lies’...